SUMMERTIME DRIVING TIPS - ST. LOUIS, MO

Each season is different. What you need to do to be prepared for the winter is different than what you might do to prepare for the spring or the fall, when it comes to driving and taking care of your vehicle.


Just like the other seasons, there are unique needs and concerns that summertime brings with it that will impact the way you care for your car and drive. The staff at AutoCenters Nissan wants you to enjoy driving this summer, whether you're going on a long summer road trip or just driving to and from barbecues, picnics and parties with your friends and families, so we've put together a few tips for summertime driving.


  • Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. It's especially important before you embark on any lengthy road trips that you have your vehicle inspected. If any repairs need to be made, make them before you leave.

  • Keep your tire pressure correct. Check your tire pressure regularly to ensure that it's not too low or too high, particularly if you're going to be driving long distances.

  • Check your fluid level. You want to make sure you're keeping an eye on your oil, but also other fluids, like brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and coolant.

  • Make sure your AC is in working order. Your summer will not be very pleasant if your AC isn't working. Have it inspected if you suspect it's not in great condition, and get it repaired if need be before the weather gets too hot.

  • Watch out for pedestrians. Summer is a season when lots of people love to play outside, riding bicycles, running, and just generally enjoying the weather. As you drive, be aware of everyone else on the road-- both motorists and pedestrians.


Driving during the summer can be a great experience if you know how to properly take care of your vehicle and stay safe whenever you're on the road. We hope these tips will help you better enjoy any car travel you do this summer!


Need more tips on driving safely or keeping your vehicle in great shape? The team members on the AutoCenters Nissan staff know their stuff, and are always willing to help you out. Just stop by our Wood River Nissan dealership today!


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